Urge Senate of Canada to vote down Sen. Plett's amendment to gender neutral 'O Canada'.
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Bill C-210, proposed by Hon. Mauril Belanger (deceased) - former Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier, aims to revise two words in 'O Canada'. The proposed change would see "all thy sons command" changed to "all of us command", thus changing the words "thy sons" to "of us". This is not only meant to reflect the contributions of women in our society and honour the women serving in our Armed Forces but also to be gender neutral and inclusive of the LGBTQ2+I community and all Canadians for that matter.
The bill is currently in the Senate of Canada, where a proposed amendment by Senator Don Plett to change the words to "thou dost in us command" will be voted on by the Senate. If the amendment is passed, it would require that the bill goes back to the House of Commons for a vote on the new Senate amendment.
Unfortunately, given Hon. Mauril Belanger's passing in 2016 after battling Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), Bill C-210 would have no sponsor in the House of Commons and as a result it would become obsolete.
By signing this petition, you can make your voice heard and let the Senate of Canada and Senator Don Plett know that you are against killing Bill C-210. You can show your support for a national symbol that aims to represent "all of us".
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